Former Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges introduced her retirement from tennis Wednesday at the age of 31. The German reached her highest rating of ninth on this planet in 2018 and was ranked forty fifth at her retirement. (*31*) most up-to-date match was a second-spherical loss to fellow German Laura Siegemund at the French Open.
Goerges, in a letter addressed to the sport of tennis, wrote that she was “ready to say ‘goodbye’” after a 15-12 months professional profession.
“I always knew how I would feel when it is time to say goodbye to you, and that moment has arrived. I am ready to close the tennis chapter of my life and open a new one, which I am really excited about,” she added.
Goerges reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2018 earlier than shedding in straight units to Serena Williams. She was runner-up in combined doubles at the French Open in 2014 alongside Nenad Zimonjic and was a finalist within the Fed Cup with Germany in 2014. Goerges finishes with a 7-10 report in tour-degree singles finals. (*31*) most notable titles got here in 2011 in Stuttgart, and in 2017 in Moscow and at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.
“Julia’s powerful playing style, exemplary sportsmanship and thoughtful nature made her a fantastic ambassador for women’s tennis and a fan favorite around the world,” stated Steve Simon, chief government of the WTA.